The Middle East is a region that spans southwestern Asia, southeastern Europe, and northeastern Africa. The Middle East has been featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Heroes.
In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the OpFor, led by Khaled Al-Asad came to power during a violent military coup in the Capital City of an unnamed Arab country, securing its mineral wealth and cementing itself as a major power in the Middle East. Their coup culminated in the dramatic execution of former President Al-Fulani on international television.
Following their rise to power, American Marines entered the country in an attempt to remove the OpFor from power. Though the search for Al-Asad was unsuccessful, the Americans were able to score multiple victories during their brief campaign. In just a few days, the bulk of Al-Asad's forces had been pushed back to the Capital City where they were making their last stand. However, as US forces closed in on the last enemy stronghold, the OpFor detonated a large nuclear warhead, obliterating all American forces in the vicinity.
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the player controls a U.S. Army Ranger named Joseph Allen in Firebase Phoenix, located in Afghanistan. Shortly after in the game, the US Army Rangers are deployed to a city mainly under OpFor control, but eventually manage to clear the suburbs and a local school.
One of the campaigns in Call of Duty: Heroes takes place in the Middle East.